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US Presidential Candidate Really Should Have Remembered To Register Her Domain Name

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina just announced that she’s running for US President, gunning for the GOP presidential bid along with Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. But it looks like she forgot to register her domain names before jumping into the political arena. Whoops.


.Sucks Seller Accused Of Ripping Off Poor Helpless Celebrities

The company selling off .SUCKS domains is making celebrities and brands pay premium prices to snatch up their .SUCKS addresses before their enemies do first. This is pissing off ICANN, the group tasked with regulating domains, which sees the scheme as a coercive shakedown.


.Melbourne Domains Are Pretty Popular Already

The .melbourne domain name suffix launched in November, and since then there have been over 4000 applications for the city-level domain definer. Some of those registrations are inventive, to say the least.


5 Domain Name Battles Of The Early Web

At the dawn of the world wide web, early adopters were scooping up domain names like crazy. This led to quite a few battles over everything from MTV.com to McDonalds.com.


Why Has Apple Been Registering Nonsense Domain Names For The Last Year?

Apple owns a bunch of obscure, new and unused domain names, including iPhone.guru, retina.camera and facetime.photography. At least these domains sound like they have a purpose, but the Cupertino company is also doing something a lot weirder. Since March last year, Apple has been registering utterly random domain names and then cancelling them a few days later.


Yahoo's Having A Domain Yard Sale: Who Wants Sandwich.com?

Have you been frustrated to consistently find that the highly specific domain of your dreams is never available? If so, there’s a good chance that Yahoo has been sitting on it for quite some time. And it’s about to be your lucky day — Yahoo is getting ready to sell you 29 of its lifeless, dated domains with even more to come. Tempting!


ICANN Approves First Generic Top-Level Domains -- And They're Non-English

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is currently busy deciding the future of the internet in Durban, South Africa, this week. First on its list: non-English generic top level domains.


Should The .Amazon Domain Belong To The Company Or The River?

Amazon is busy trying to gobble up all kinds of top-level domains — .book, .read, you name it — but it also has its eye on .amazon too. Turns out that the Brazilian and Peruvian governments have something to say about that though and would rather snag it for the famous river.


Google Wants To Create A Dotless Domain Called 'Search'

It’s well known that competitors aren’t keen on Google getting hold of the .search top-level domain. However, the search giant has outlined a new plan that would make use of the string as a dotless domain — open for use by any other search company too.


Publishers File Complaints Over Amazon's Bid To Secure .Book Domain

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Authors Guild and Association of American Publishers have filed formal objections to Amazon’s bid to secure new generic top-level domains like “.book”, “.author” and “.read”.


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